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Auction archive: Lot number 27

The Iliad and The Odyssey [In Greek

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$1,320
Auction archive: Lot number 27

The Iliad and The Odyssey [In Greek

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$1,320
Beschreibung:

Title: The Iliad and The Odyssey [In Greek] Author: Homer Place: [Munich] Publisher: [Bremer Press] Date: [1923-24] Description: 2 volumes. (Folio) 35x22.5 cm. (13¾x9"), original linen-backed boards, paper spine labels. One of 615 copies. Two of the most important books from the Press, using their magnificent Greek type face, considered the most beautiful printing of Homer. “The Press was very much in the grand tradition .. a few good special type faces being cut and used with magnificent effect in large-format editions of Homer .. its influence on German printing was probably greater and longer lasting than that of any of the other fine presses.” (Cave: The Private Press.) Lot Amendments Condition: Spines darkened, label of Odyssey slightly chipped; else very good or better, internally fine. Item number: 206343

Auction archive: Lot number 27
Auction:
Datum:
27 May 2010
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: The Iliad and The Odyssey [In Greek] Author: Homer Place: [Munich] Publisher: [Bremer Press] Date: [1923-24] Description: 2 volumes. (Folio) 35x22.5 cm. (13¾x9"), original linen-backed boards, paper spine labels. One of 615 copies. Two of the most important books from the Press, using their magnificent Greek type face, considered the most beautiful printing of Homer. “The Press was very much in the grand tradition .. a few good special type faces being cut and used with magnificent effect in large-format editions of Homer .. its influence on German printing was probably greater and longer lasting than that of any of the other fine presses.” (Cave: The Private Press.) Lot Amendments Condition: Spines darkened, label of Odyssey slightly chipped; else very good or better, internally fine. Item number: 206343

Auction archive: Lot number 27
Auction:
Datum:
27 May 2010
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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